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Anthem and Aetna Confident About ACA Exchange Plans

Exchange Websites
December 1st, 2015

While the future of UnitedHealth exchange plans is uncertain, Aetna and Anthem assure investors and customers that their marketplace offerings are here to stay. Both companies reported last week that their ACA plans performed as projected through October and backed their earnings forecasts for 2015. Although the carriers lost money on last year’s exchanges, they [...]

UnitedHealth May Leave Obamacare Exchanges

November 30th, 2015

America’s largest health insurer announced it may drop its Obamacare exchange plans after 2016 due to low enrollment and high usage costs. The possible move by UnitedHealth Group, which would force more than half a million people to find other coverage, raises questions about the viability of the health care law. More than half of [...]

3 Ways to Boost Your Conversion Rates with Insurance Leads

Conversion Funnel - Leads to Sales
November 25th, 2015

You already know that high-quality insurance leads are essential when it comes to growing your business. But do you know the best ways to nurture them and close the sale? Here are three ways to boost your conversion rates and get the most from your leads: 1 Be Quick to Contact. If you keep missing [...]

McKinsey Offers Insight into High Latino Uninsured Rate

Hispanic Family
November 24th, 2015

Despite efforts to sign Latinos up for coverage, they still represent about 1/3 of the uninsured population. Enrollment on the health insurance exchanges is also disproportionately lower, with just 10% of those buying coverage on identifying as Latino. However, new McKinsey research sheds light on why insured rates among Latinos remains low, and offers [...]

71% of Consumers Shop for Auto Insurance Online, Study Shows

car insurance online
November 23rd, 2015

While overall auto insurance shopping rates hold steady, the majority of those looking for coverage do so online. About 46% of consumers shopped for auto insurance in 2015, the same percentage as last year. But 71% of them did so online, up from 67% in 2013, comScore’s 2015 U.S Online Auto Insurance Shopping Report shows. [...]

CMS Proposes New Star-Ratings for Dual Eligible Plans

November 20th, 2015

CMS may create a separate star-rating system for health plans aimed toward people who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid. The agency outlined how the star-system would be organized and which quality measures would be included in a notice sent to plans. However, the ratings system will only go into effect if it’s determined that [...] Enrollment Off to a Solid Start, HHS Says

Exchange Websites
November 19th, 2015

The numbers are in—more people bought health insurance during the first week of this open enrollment period than they did last year. About 553,000 customers enrolled in plans through between November 1 and November 7, according to federal figures. That volume is nearly 20% greater than during the first week of enrollment in 2014. [...]

Employee Health Insurance Costs Up 134% in Last Decade

November 18th, 2015

Over the last decade, employers have continued to shift a larger portion of health costs onto employees. The trend, which has driven costs up by 134%, will result in combined premium and out-of-pocket costs surpassing $5,000 for the first time next year, according to new analysis from Aon Hewitt. Employees are now seeing a preview [...]

Toyota to invest $1B into Automated Safety Features

Toyota Prius Google driverless car
November 17th, 2015

Google isn’t the only company investing in accident-free vehicles. Earlier this month, Toyota announced it’s spending $1 billion over the next five years to fund artificial intelligence and robotics research. The car marker is creating a new company, called Toyota Research Institute, which will have offices in Silicon Valley and Cambridge, Mass. The research will [...]

Humana to Drop Marketplace Plans Covering 100,000

November 16th, 2015

Humana announced it will drop several of its marketplace health plans, a move that will affect 100,000 current customers. The company disclosed the decision in its third-quarter earnings report, citing higher-than-expected expenses from sick enrollees. “Operating results for the company’s individual commercial medical business continue to be challenged primarily due to the volatility related to [...]